Sr. Field Service Automation Engineer

Located in UK

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Position Summary

As a Senior Field Service Automation Engineer, you will be at the forefront of ensuring the reliability, efficiency, and compliance of AES’ biotech solutions critical to our client’s manufacturing operations. Your role will involve providing both on-site and remote technical support, troubleshooting, and maintenance services for DeltaV DCS. Drawing upon your DeltaV experience, you will diagnose and resolve complex automation issues, and will be instrumental in minimizing downtime and maximizing productivity for our biotech clients. You may also lead the installation, commissioning, and validation of automation equipment, to ensure seamless integration into existing systems. This role requires not only technical proficiency but also effective communication and collaboration skills are essential as you will interact closely with customers, internal stakeholders, and third-party vendors to coordinate service activities, escalate issues as needed, and provide timely updates on project status.


  • Proficiency in DeltaV: Extensive experience in configuring, programming, and troubleshooting DeltaV distributed control systems (DCS) is essential. This includes knowledge of DeltaV configuration tools, control strategies, and loop tuning techniques.
  • Biotech Industry Knowledge: A strong understanding of biotech manufacturing processes, including fermentation, cell culture, purification, and filtration, is necessary to effectively design and implement automation solutions tailored to the client’s unique requirements.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Familiarity with regulatory standards such as FDA regulations, cGMP guidelines, and industry best practices for validation and compliance is crucial for ensuring that automation systems meet regulatory requirements and maintain product quality and safety.
  • Problem-Solving / Troubleshooting Skills: The ability to analyze complex automation issues, identify root causes, and develop effective solutions in a timely manner to maintain reliable and efficient operations.
  • Project Management: Strong project management skills, including the ability to define project scope, develop timelines, allocate resources, and track progress for various initiatives and troubleshooting efforts.
  • Technical Documentation: Proficiency in creating and maintaining detailed technical documentation, including functional specifications, design documents, test protocols, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Collaboration and Communication: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for collaborating effectively with internal teams and clients, presenting technical information to non-technical stakeholders, and providing mentorship and guidance to junior engineers and technicians.
  • Continuous Learning: A commitment to staying abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in process automation and biotech manufacturing.
  • Attention to Detail: Meticulous attention to detail to ensure the accuracy and reliability of automation systems, as well as to conduct thorough investigations into automation-related deviations and to implement robust corrective and preventive actions.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: The ability to adapt to changing priorities, navigate ambiguity, and overcome challenges in a dynamic biotech manufacturing environment to maintain operational efficiency and ensure the success of automation / service projects.

Technology Experience

  • Emerson DeltaV
  • Rockwell family of PLCs, PanelView family, FactoryTalk View SE
  • ABB DCS 800xA
  • Honeywell Experion
  • DeviceNet, Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus, Modbus, HART, Ethernet I/P


Required: Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Science)

Preferred Master of Science degree


Must be willing to relocate to project locations as required to meet the project needs. Locations include Singapore, Europe or US for periods of 1-3 years and possibly longer in some cases.